1887/88 – Newton Heath

With no FA Cup to play in, the club were left with only the District Cup again, but once again made the Final where they put on a comprehensive show.

This season was the first time Newton Heath changed their colours – their home strip became red and white halves, with blue shorts and socks. The away shirt remained white – indeed, the entire away strip was almost exactly the same as the home but for the absence of red.

Manchester and District Challenge Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
17 March 1888 Round 2 Hooley Hill A 7 – 0 Burke, J. Doughty, R. Doughty (2), 3 unknown
14 April 1888 Semi-final Hurst Denton 2 – 0 R. Doughty, J. Doughty 3,000
23 April 1888 Final Denton Whalley Range 7 – 1 J. Davies, Burke, J. Doughty (3), R. Doughty (2) 8,000